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23 September 2022

Alcohol sale trial ‘absolutely wrong thing to do’

Football’s policing chief says there is “no evidence base” to support a trial allowing the sale of alcohol at top-level matches. The trial recommendation comes as the Home Office showed football-related arrests at their highest level in 8 years last

Scotland: prisoners substance use support

The last prison health needs assessment in Scotland was conducted in 2007 and much has changed in the policy and service delivery landscape since then. This needs assessment is 1 of 4 prison population-focused commissioned studies – and explores alcohol,

Strengthening Families programme: prevention

The Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 is a US-developed universal group-based intervention aiming to prevent substance misuse by strengthening protective factors within the family. This study evaluated the adapted UK version – and will discuss findings in a webinar on 18

Political activity of the alcohol and gambling industries

The Institute for Alcohol Studies launched a video detailing its study on how the alcohol and gambling industries use the same arguments and framings to shape the narrative around the harms caused by their products, and the solutions to those

MEAM coalition appoints new chair

The Making Every Adult Matter coalition has appointed Liv Corbishley as its new chair. She replaces Baroness Tyler.

Stoptober is almost here

The Office for Health Improvement Disparities, formerly Public Health England, offers resources to download such as leaflets, posters, guides and resource packs for stopping smoking in the coming Stoptober 2022 campaign.

Wearable technologies and overdose prevention

Dr Alexis Roth talks to the Society for the Study of Addiction about the UnityPhilly app and other technologies to prevent overdose, such as as the next steps in developing technology to identify an overdose and remotely administer naloxone.

WHO: turn down the flow of the alcohol tap

The World Health Organization European Region has the highest level of alcohol per capita consumption in the world and the highest proportion of drinkers per population. This 1.49-minute video overviews the European framework for action on alcohol 2022-2025 and policies

Luxembourg: reimbursement for psychotherapy

The Federation of Associations representing Psychotherapists in Luxembourg questioned the legality of a mediation between the National Health Fund and itself in negotiations for reimbursement of psychotherapy sessions. Psychotherapists will thud not attend the first mediation meeting tomorrow.

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